PHOTO GALLERY: Ernie Banks dies at 83

Ernie Banks, baseball Hall of Fame slugger and two-time MVP award recipient, died Friday. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wrestlers beat Oklahoma State 22-10

No. 3 Missouri wrestling beat No. 7 Oklahoma State 22-10 Friday during a dual at the Hearnes Center. The win improved Missouri's record to 16-0.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge Bruins boys basketball beat Battle Spartans 66-41

The Rock Bridge boys basketball team defeated in-town rival Battle on Friday, 66-41. Rock Bridge's Ryan Kreklow led the Bruins with 19 points.

PHOTO GALLERY: Churchill throughout the years

Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Winston Churchill, who twice served as Britain’s Prime Minister and died in London aged 90 on Jan. 24, 1965.

PHOTO GALLERY: State Farm Parkway recycling site

Mid-Missouri residents use the recycling drop site at the State Farm Parkway to throw away recyclable material.

PHOTO GALLERY: Joe Machens diesel Volkswagens

Improvements in diesel engines has lead to an increase in diesel auto sales.

PHOTO GALLERY: Legislative forum held Thursday

Boone County legislators held a forum Thursday night to discuss higher education funding and other issues facing the 98th session of the Missouri General Assembly.

PHOTO GALLERY: Battle High's Cheyanna Weaver

Battle High senior Cheyanna Weaver is the school's first girls basketball player to receive an athletic scholarship, signing with Missouri Valley College earlier this week.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU softball team gathers for preseason practice

The Missouri softball team held an indoor practice Thursday at Devine Pavilion. The Tigers enter the 2015 season ranked 17th in the USA Today/NFCA preseason poll.

PHOTO GALLERY: Gov. Nixon delivers State of State speech

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon delivers the annual State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate on Wednesday in Jefferson City.


Jeremy Root, a Columbia resident and attorney with a private law firm in Jefferson City, continues to pursue a lawsuit that would block Opus from opening its apartment building in downtown Columbia.

PHOTO GALLERY: South Providence Medical Park opens

The MU Health Care opened its new South Providence Medical Park on Tuesday. 25-acre complex that is expected to serve more than 100,000 patients this year.

PHOTO GALLERY: Tolton beats Duchesne

Tolton High School beat Duchesne High school 59 to 44 in varsity boys basketball Tuesday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Obama delivers 6th State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivered the State of the Union address Tuesday before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU classes resume

Scenes from across MU on Tuesday, when classes resumed for the spring 2015 session.

PHOTO GALLERY: Candlelight marchers want to further King's work

Marchers walked by candlelight from Douglass High School to St. Luke United Methodist Church, which hosted an event to honor Martin Luther King's birthday.

PHOTO GALLERY: City celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Columbia residents joined Gov. Jay Nixon and Mary Ratliff, the local chapter president of the NAACP, to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Poor People's Breakfast

Members of the community at breakfast at St. Luke's United Methodist Church as part of Columbia's events and celebrations honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr.

PHOTO GALLERY: Craft Beer Cellar opens downtown

The Craft Beer Cellar offers a diverse selection of beers from around the city, country and world.

PHOTO GALLERY: Art exhibit at Columbia College features students from Missouri high schools

An art exhibit at the Sidney Larson Gallery in Brown Hall at Columbia College features students from high schools in Columbia and surrounding regions.